Hello fellow Mozillians
This is call for all Mozillians (volunteers & staff alike) to submit their talks for FOSDEM 2018.
It’s that time of the year again! The Call for Papers for Europe’s largest FLOSS event, FOSDEM, happening on February 3 & 4 2018 in Brussels, has now officially opened. Just like previous years, Mozilla has secured a Devroom for a full day and we would love to see and hear all your wonderful talks. Those of you that have no idea what Fosdem is about, I strongly recommend you take a look at their website (www.fosdem.org). For those of you that (now) do, I have included a list of topics that we are particularly keen to see in our room. Developer rooms are assigned to self-organising groups to work together on open source projects and to discuss topics relevant to a broader subset of the community.
Proposals should not be limited to the list but those that are might stand a higher chance of getting accepted. In fact, we do encourage you to submit talks that are not on the list, you never know. But please be aware that FOSDEM is a developer oriented conference.
- CfP deadline: December
6th 9th 2017 (acceptance/rejection notice by December 15th the last week of 2017)
- Duration: 30 or 60 minute talks (including Q&A)
- Sponsorship available for contributors traveling from Europe
All talks will be streamed live, recorded and made available through the FOSDEM archives. By sending in your proposal you agree to these terms. Note that recordings will be published under the same license as all other FOSDEM content (cc-by), however, exceptions can be requested.
To submit your proposal, visit :
If you have previously submitted a proposal for FOSDEM, you will most likely already have a Pentabarf account. Please be considerate and try to recover your credentials if possible. If you have not, feel free to register a new account. Once you’re logged in, click “Create Event” in the menu and use that form to submit your proposal. Make sure to select the “Mozilla devroom” as track, otherwise your talk will be rejected. Please include the following items:
- Title and subtitle of your talk
- The duration (either 30 or 60 minutes)
- An abstract of your presentation
- A full description of your presentation
- Any relevant links to websites, blogs, documentation, or other resources
Contributors selected for a talk will have their travel and accommodation sponsored. Due to this short deadline and a limited budget, only contributors traveling from Europe are eligible for this sponsorship. If you are traveling at your own expense, or require assistance in acquiring a VISA, please contact @anthony or myself (@Ziggy) via e-mail (available through Mozillians.org).
Best of luck to all of you!
List of preferred topics:
- Privacy tools
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Common Voice project (or other Voice projects)
- Browser add-ons and the WebExtensions API
- Firefox for Android / iOS
- HTML5 games
- Security and usability
Community Participation Guidelines
The Mozilla devroom respects Mozilla’s community participation guidelines along with the FOSDEM Code of Conduct. These guidelines cover our behaviour as participants, facilitators, space wranglers, staff, volunteers, vendors, and anyone else involved in making the Mozilla devroom possible.